Ever since Ashley Judd took her name out of contention for a run to unseat U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, the Democrats have been searching for a candidate. They now have one in Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes:

The GOP and McConnell were ready:

The reason the GOP is saying Grimes has ties to Obama is because … she has ties to Obama:

Grimes might have some explaining to do along the way: